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What is Passion?

Each word in English literature has different meanings according to their context, and at what situations they are to be used. Same is the case with the word Passion as well. Now this word has different meanings, like love, craze, determined, and belief. In simples words, you can take the meaning of passion as to be determined or to have a craze for something. So, having a desire for something is not enough, you also need to act upon those desires, or to take steps to fulfil those desires to achieve the true meaning of passion. For example, if you desire for something then you will just keep on wishing that you might achieve it, but on the other hand, if you are passionate for something then you will try anything to achieve your goal.Examples of Being PassionateJust suppose that you wish that you could surf over the high waves, or run your dirt bike on the rough trail, but you are also feared by deep water or scared to fall off the bike. In that case, that wish will always just remain…

Stress in College Students

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What are the causes of stress in students?

For the longest time, people assumed that the student population was the least affected by any sort of stress or problems. The only task students were expected to undertake was to study and studying was never perceived as stressful by the psychologists. It was in the 21st century when a lot of researches and surveys like the Pew survey of teens, academic pressure was one of the first in the list of stresses: 61 percent of the teens said that they face a lot of pressure to get good grades.

However, there were other reasons too, In 2019, Seven out of ten undergraduate students experience stress because of their financial situation in the US, 30.5% of college students of the US claim being in relationships causes them a lot of stress.

High school students face the intense competitiveness of taking challenging courses, amassing impressive extra-curricular and acing college placement tests, and deciding important and life-changing plans for their future. At the same time, they have to navigate the social challenges inherent to the high school experience.80% of the students in colleges feel stressed sometimes or often.

Don’t stress over the Could haves, if it should have,it would have.-unknown

 

10 ways to control stress

 

1) Try Self-Hypnosis

                                   

Self-hypnosis or hypnotherapy can be a great way of relieving from stress by opening the mind to new ideas or thought processes essentially re-programming how we think.

For more guidelines on this, check out a website specifically on this.

 

2) Practice Aromatherapy

 

Light scented candles with scents to give a soothing and calming effect in your mind. Particularly scents like lavender, sandalwood, dandelion etc.

A research done on aromatherapy with it is linked with reducing stress is here.

 

3) Music to relieve stress

 

Music has been used for hundreds of years to treat illnesses and restore harmony between mind and body. Music has long been considered to be one of humanity’s greatest creative achievements; as it turns out, this creative force may have serious medical implications as well. Study after study has shown that music not only helps to reduce psychological stress, it can improve physiological symptoms, aid in healing, and improve immune function as well.

 

On the other hand, music can be used as a background for meditation like the use of sounds of rain using apps like Rain Rain.

 

4) Exercise regularly

 

Even if it is for 15 mins go for a walk or do yoga. The more you exercise, the longer you live so start today for a better tomorrow. Exercise and other physical activity produce endorphins—chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers—and also improve the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress. Meditation, acupuncture, massage therapy, even breathing deeply can cause your body to produce endorphins.

 

5) Eat a healthy diet

 

You may not realize it, but your diet can either boost your brainpower or sap you of mental energy. A healthy diet can function as a stress management technique. Improving your diet can keep you from experiencing diet-related mood swings, light-headedness, and more.

 

6) Get Enough sleep

 

Sleep is vital to restore mental functioning and your brain process your emotions and memories well. Sleep is a powerful stress reducer. Following a regular sleep routine of at least 7-8 hours(uninterrupted)restores the body, improves focus, regulates mood, and makes decision-making better. You are fueled up and energized to deal with different problems effectively.

Related:7 healthy Sleeping habits

 

7) Stop fearing failure

 

According to a medical research article, college students feel most stressed due to the fear of not doing well in college and about their future plans. The reference of the research is here. For this, it is important to realize that you are there in life to adjust your sails not to control the winds. Put effort in whatever you are doing and stop procrastinating, it just leads to end moment anxiety hence giving out less productivity in the end. Set a plan, work accordingly then leave the rest on your fate.

As someone rightfully said, ”Work until your idols become your rivals”-Unknown

 

8) Stop Gaslighting

 

It might be your fault or it might not be your fault, it might be for the better or worse but there is absolutely no sense in increasing your misery by blaming it all on yourself. Reducing your self-esteem and being the culprit every time in your eyes does no good. Now it might be your fault but not always. Be aware of gaslighting which is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person or a group covertly sows seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or group, making them question their own memory, perception, or judgment.

 

9) Start developing Grit

 

By Develop perseverance and passion that drives you towards your goals and the ability to not sit until you achieve them. Grit is also about developing strength in character for the control of your life so that minimum external factors can affect your mental peace. In a nutshell someone rightfully said, ”Grit is about thinking of life as a marathon, not a sprint”-unknown

 

10) Practice Self-Care

 

When you take care of yourself then you will always know what is worth your time and what isn’t.

 

Related: A Journey to Self-Care

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  1. Such a informative post, glad to read these articles on parenting, health issues, stress response, it's called humanity because sharing is caring.

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